Po­lice Beat

The Compass - - TRINITY SOUTH -

The fol­low­ing is a snapshot of sev­eral in­ves­ti­ga­tions over the last week which high­lights the na­ture of some calls we re­ceived and iden­ti­fies in­ci­dents that the pub­lic can pos­si­bly help us with by pro­vid­ing in­for­ma­tion.

Feb. 2

• Trin­ity Con­cep­tion District RCMP re­ceived a re­port of prop­erty dam­age to a res­i­dence in Car­bon­ear. A 27 year old male res­i­dent of Car­bon­ear was ar­rested and charged for break­ing out a front door win­dow and breach of pro­ba­tion. Court date is set for Feb. 21.

Feb. 4

• Re­ceived a re­port of prop­erty dam­age to a ve­hi­cle parked at the West­ern Bay Clinic in West­ern Bay.

Feb. 5

• While re­spond­ing to a com­plaint in the area of North River, of­fi­cers ob­served a male op­er­at­ing an all-ter­rain ve­hi­cle. Fur­ther in­ves­ti­ga­tion led to a 67-year-old male res­i­dent of North River be­ing ar­rested and charged with im­paired op­er­a­tion of a mo­tor ve­hi­cle. Court date set for April 4.

Feb. 8

• Re­ceived a re­port of theft from a mo­tor ve­hi­cle was parked at the S.W. Moores Me­mo­rial Sta­dium in Har­bour Grace. A DVD player was re­ported as stolen.

Re­port­ing crime

Trin­ity Con­cep­tion RCMP would like to re­mind mem­bers of the gen­eral pub­lic that they are en­cour­aged to re­port any in­for­ma­tion re­gard­ing sus­pi­cious or crim­i­nal ac­tiv­ity to their lo­cal po­lice de­tach­ment. You can re­port your in­for­ma­tion in per­son, by phone or you can be anony­mous by call­ing Crime Stop­pers at 1-800-222-8477. www.nl­crimestop­pers.com

Some help­ful tips about win­ter driv­ing

• Stay alert, slow down, and stay in con­trol are the three key el­e­ments of safe win­ter driv­ing. Drive ac­cord­ing to high­way and weather con­di­tions. Keep a safe dis­tance be­tween you and the ve­hi­cle in front of you to avoid sit­u­a­tions where you may have to brake sud­denly on a slip­pery sur­face.

• Make sure you have suf­fi­cient wind­shield washer fluid in the reser­voir that is rated a min­i­mum of -40 C. Keep an ex­tra jug in the ve­hi­cle.

• Clear snow and ice from all win­dows, lights, mir­rors, and the roof. Af­ter start­ing your ve­hi­cle, wait for the fog to clear from the in­te­rior of the win­dows so you will have good vis­i­bil­ity all around.

• Wear com­fort­able cloth­ing that doesn’t re­strict your move­ment while at the wheel. Keep warm cloth­ing for get­ting out of your ve­hi­cle. If you are trav­el­ling a long dis­tance, plan your route ahead of time. Let some­one know of your des­ti­na­tion and ex­pected time of ar­rival.

• Check weather and travel con­di­tions be­fore head­ing out. Don’t take chances if the weather is bad. Al­low your­self ex­tra time for travel, or wait un­til con­di­tions im­prove. Cst Edwina ES­COTT

In­ves­ti­ga­tor Trin­ity Con­cep­tion District RCMP

Of­fice: (709)596-5014 edwina.es­cott@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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